Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality is an important work for a number of reasons. Anyone in possession of even a passing familiarity with Freud will certainly be aware of the importance Freud places on the sexual instinct in his psychology. Freud's theories on human sexuality are often criticized for being reductionistic (for reducing love.
This volume contains all of Freud's major writings on sexuality. It begins with his revolutionary Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (1905). It also includes shorter papers on normal and abnormal sexuality, illustrated by numerous examples provided by Freud's own patients. These writings follow the full range and development of this thought up to 1931, covering such topics as sexual.